Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Blue Ridge valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "mystery, death, beauty, violence."
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Personal favorite of mine. Was lucky to have a friend recommend it. Follows close in the spirit of a 19th century transcendentalist as well as evoking a human voice heard against the sounds of our natural world. Scientific as well as spiritual, this book is a true worth in a world over stuffed with words.
On Behalf of All Decathletes,
I would like to apologize, for the many hours wasted attempting to understand this novel. Never has such nonsense been expanded into 400 pages until today.
A fellow member,
The description above should note this book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1975.